This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you appreciate her with a homemade handprint cactus Mother’s Day card!
This activity is perfect for kids of all ages, and best of all, no paint is necessary. All you need is some green construction paper, scissors, and glue.
When the kids are finished, they’ll have a beautiful card to give to Mom or Grandma on her special day. They’ll also be working on fine motor skills too!
Make this card, then be sure to check out all of our Mother’s Day activities for kids.
How To Make A Handprint Cactus Mother’s Day Card
- Colored cardstock
- Black marker
- Mini paper flower embellishments (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby) or flower stickers
Fold a piece of green card stock in half and trace your child’s left hand on it, with the pinky side on the fold line. Cut the handprint out, making sure to leave the entire left side of the handprint uncut. This will be the fold line for the card.
Use the black marker to make spines all over the cactus handprint.
Draw a half oval shape on the pink paper that’s a little wider than your child’s handprint to serve as the pot. Make a small sliver on the dark pink paper to serve as the water tray. Cut both out.
Glue the water tray to the bottom of the plant pot, then glue the pot/tray piece to the bottom of the handprint cactus.
Using the glue, attach the mini flower embellishments all over the handprint cactus.
Open the card and write a sweet message to Mom!
This easy handprint craft is a great keepsake that Mom and Grandma will treasure for years to come.
If you’re planning on doing this craft with a group of kids or in a classroom, you can easily substitute the paper flower embellishments for flower stickers or simply leave them off altogether.
Either way, this cactus DIY Mother’s Day card is a fun activity kids will love creating for Mom!
More Mother’s Day Ideas
Kids always seem to have energy to spare, and on Mother’s Day they may be extra excited to celebrate Mom. If you’re looking for some fun activities to keep them busy, we’ve got you covered. From crafts and printables to ideas for celebrating, we’ve got plenty of ways to help make Mother’s Day special.
Reading aloud to your child can be an amazing experience. There is so much research that says reading helps kids learn new words, improve their focus and even develop a love of books! Try adding these cute Mom related books to your next storytime:
I Turned My Mom Into A Unicorn – If your child loves the Ted and Friends books, they’ll get a chuckle out of this one about Ted’s mom! Ted feels his mom is too grumpy, but when he turns his mom into a unicorn, will everything be fixed? This book is short and simple for young kids and shares the message of appreciating the goodness in their lives.
The Night Before Mother’s Day – These books are always fun and sweet and this one is no different! Read this story to see how a dad and his two daughters prepare to pamper mom for Mother’s Day!
What Not To Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day -Follow a boy and his mom in a story of all the things you shouldn’t give to your mom, unless she’s an animal. This is a simple story kids will enjoy with a cute message at the end!
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. For kids, it’s a chance to show their mom or grandma how much they love them. One way to do this is by making a craft.
Not only will Mom appreciate the thoughtfulness, but she’ll also treasure the craft for years to come. So this Mother’s Day, ditch the store-bought gifts and let your kids get creative with a homemade craft. They’re sure to make her day.
Mother’s Day Crown Craft – Need something super simple and great for the last minute? This printable crown craft is it! Print it in black and white, let the kids color it in, then assemble it and give it to Mom.
Flower Handprint Card Craft – Does Grandma love fresh flowers? Give her the next best this with this cute handprint flower craft. It’s simple to make and comes with a free template.
Owl Card Craft – It’s time to get crafty! This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you care with a homemade card in the shape of an adorable owl. This simple project is perfect for little ones, and it’s sure to make Mom smile.
These Mother’s Day dot to dot printables are designed to be both fun and educational, and they can be easily colored in by kids of all ages. Plus, they make a great gift for Mom! Just print out the pages, let the kids color them in, and then give them to Mom on Mother’s Day.
These Mother’s Day color by numbers are the perfect activity for kids of all ages. Simply print out the design, and then let your little ones get creative with coloring in the sections. Once they’re finished, they’ll have a one-of-a-kind work of art that Mom will treasure forever. So go ahead and download the printables now, and start celebrating Mom in the most colorful way possible!
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Mini paper flower embellishments
- Fold a piece of green card stock in half and trace your child's left hand on it, with the pinky side on the fold line. Cut the handprint out, making sure to leave the entire left side of the handprint uncut. This will be the fold line for the card.
- Use the black marker to make spines all over the cactus handprint.
- Draw a half oval shape on the pink paper that's a little wider than your child's handprint to serve as the pot. Make a small sliver on the dark pink paper to serve as the water tray. Cut both out.
- Glue the water tray to the bottom of the plant pot, then glue the pot/tray piece to the bottom of the handprint cactus.
- Using the glue, attach the mini flower embellishments all over the handprint cactus.
- Open the card and write a sweet message to Mom!